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Global Hawk #872 02/21/13 - 02/22/13

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
ATTREX - TN872 2013 configuration
Nav Data Collected: 
Archive Data: 
20130221 (14 archive (plain-text) files)
Total Flight Time: 
24.6 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:02/21/13 14:47 Z Finish:02/22/13 15:24 Z
Flight Time:24.6 hours
Log Number:13H003PI:Eric Jensen
Funding Source:Hal Maring - NASA - SMD - ESD Radiation Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:The aircraft and payloads operated nominally during the flight. The previous ATTREX flight reached -10 Deg Lat and this flight went even further south to -13 deg Lat.
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS208
Total Used152.9
Total Remaining55.1
13H003 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
02/05/13 - 02/06/13872-0105Science24.531177
02/09/13 - 02/10/13872-0106Science24.355.3152.7
02/14/13 - 02/15/13872-0107Science24.579.8128.2
02/21/13 - 02/22/13872-0108Science24.6104.4103.6
02/26/13 - 02/27/13872-0109Science24.4128.879.2
03/01/13 - 03/02/13872-0110Science24.1152.955.1

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Related Science Report: 

ATTREX - Global Hawk #872 02/21/13 - 02/22/13 Science Report

Mission Summary: 

This flight provided a survey of TTL composition in the eastern Pacific. As shown in the figures below, the flight plan took the aircraft southeast to 100 W and then due south to about 12.5 S. The flight included 24 profiles through the TTL, with multiple GWAS samples on each of the ascents. Clouds were sampled in the upper TTL near 5 N. Sharp structures we’re apparent in the water vapor concentration near the tropopause, and filaments of midlatitude lower stratospheric air were sampled in the tropics.